Stanislav Kropilák

Stanislav "Stano" Kropilák (born 10 June 1955) is a retired Czechoslovak-Slovak professional basketball player. At a height of 6'10" (2.08 m), he was a talented power forward-center. He is considered to be one of the best European players of his generation. Kropilák was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. His nickname as a player was Kily.[1]

Stanislav Kropilák
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Kropilák (#8 in white), at the 1980 Summer Olympics, versus the USSR.
Personal information
Born (1955-06-10) 10 June 1955 (age 66)
Kremnica, Czechoslovakia
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
Playing career1972–1996
PositionPower forward / Center
Career history
1972–1975Slavia SVST Bratislava
1975–1983Inter Bratislava
1983–1984RH Pardubice
1984–1985Inter Bratislava
1985–1989CEP Fleurus
1989–1990Spirou Monceau
1990–1992Amicale Steinsel
1992–1994Avenire Namur Basket
1994–1996Spirou Basket Gilly
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

In his club career, Kropilák won 5 Czechoslovak League championships (1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985). He was named to the Czechoslovakian League All-Star Five 10 times (1976–1985). He was also named to the FIBA European Selection 4 times (twice in 1981, 1982, 1987).

National team careerEdit

Kropilák helped to lead the senior Czechoslovakian national team to a silver medal at the 1985 EuroBasket, and to bronze medals at the 1977 EuroBasket and the 1981 EuroBasket. He was also named to the 1983 EuroBasket's All-Tournament Team.

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